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Everything about seat covers / seat skins:

They will cost you about $100 + S&H, another $50 or so to have them professionally installed (otherwise you better know what your doing they are not that easy to install and they have to be broken in to some may need to be tighten after break in)

Second Look Seat Skins:
They have decent ones but the color is a bit off on most of the "skins" look at the below pic the red is darker.



http://second-look.com

Kawasaki Seat Covers
They sell better covers that are color / pattern match to your bike but they are not as soft as the second look skins.



http://www.buykawasaki.com/Site/PCProductCatalog/PCItemDetail.asp?ItemNumber=K53001125

I have the Kawasaki on for my Green 2000 (which is on sale for $50) I only use the rider cover, I sold the passenger cover since I have a cowl I have no use for it.

On longer rides I do switch out the seat, I picked up a used stock seat in great condition on ebay for $15. Like I said the second look one is softer on your but then the Kawasaki on. If your like me and have an extra seat lying around its a no brainier on which one to buy.

Both have all colors for all years... Some years are on sale like the gn 2000 =) I dont think Second Look has any sales on the newer bikes.
Hope this helps you all out.
Dave
 

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I just ordered some seat skins (not second look) that are custom made by a guy on ebay - he does all bikes. I think he can do anythign ya want. Anyway, $50 shipped. Figured it was worth a shot for that price. I'll post some pics when they arrive. If anyone wants his email address let me know. They look almost identical to the second-look ones IMO.
 

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Mine arrived, and I gotta say I'm pretty impressed with em. I don;t have a stapler to install them though, so I have to wait and take it to an upholsterer. I'll post pics when I do. The colors match the bike well though.
 

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Ok, here's a pic. There was too much garbage etc in the background so I used my considerable photoshop sills ;) and removed (see if you can tell where).

 

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Here's another pic before the seat skins for comparison (and w/o the purple background - just for cn)




Edited by - Grunt_99 on 07/26/2002 21:56:56
 

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Nice Job, did you do it yourself? How much did you pay for the covers and instalation (if you didn't do it yourself)

PS. I clean up the pic and the threads
 

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Thanks for the tidying up <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle> !

I got 'em on ebay for $50 (US) for the set, you can also get just the front and/or rear. They're made by a guy (forget his name, I have his email if anyone's interested) and based on the second-look skins I think. They're made of marine-grade vinyl, but you'd never know they're not leather IMO. Looks/feels like it, ans it's the same thickness/texture (but that's why they're cheaper I guess).

The seller doesn't have a website, he only sells on ebay from what I can tell. He makes 'em for all bikes, and I think he can do pretty well anything you want. I got a local upholstery place to staple the skins on, he charged me $30 (Canadian) to install them. If you have one of those heavy duty fabric staples you could easily do it yourself if you take your time to fold the skins on carefully. I was too lazy! Thanks guys.
 
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